Series 2: Shakespeare & Company

more than 43 boxes (3 partial)

This collection is stored at Firestone Library and Firestone Library.

This collection is stored on site at Firestone Library. Ernest Hemingway material and Box 180 are stored in special vault facilities.

Requests will be delivered to Manuscripts Division, RBSC Reading Room .

Collection Creator: Beach, Sylvia..

Dates: 1912-1962.

Extent: more than 43 boxes (3 partial)

Languages: English.

Access Restrictions

Access to the photographs is restricted because surrogates are available for reference use. Researchers who feel they have a compelling reason to be granted access to the original photographs must request permission in advance from the Curator of Manuscripts ( ).

Original Hemingway is restricted. Surrogates are available for use.


The Shakespeare & Company series documents Sylvia Beach's business activities relating to her bookshop in Paris. It includes information on bookshop inventory, orders and subscriptions, the lending library, publishing activities, author readings, bookshop exhibits, and the sale of rare books and manuscripts. Of special interest is the material relating to Beach's publication of James Joyce, including, in 1922, Joyce's Ulysses , which she distributed as long as it remained a banned book in England and the United States. The series also includes files relating to the publication of Joyce's Pomes Penyeach in 1927 and a volume of studies of Joyce's Work in Progress (later incorporated in Finnegans Wake ) by fourteen contributors, entitled Our Exagmination Round His Factification for Incamination of Work in Progress .


Arranged alphabetically by topic.

Preferred Citation

Series 2: Shakespeare & Company; 1912-1962; Sylvia Beach Papers, Manuscripts Division, Department of Rare Books and Special Collections, Princeton University Library.

    Title Date Container
    Card Catalogue undated Explore Multiple Containers
    Lending Library 1922-1961 Explore Multiple Containers
    Manuscripts and Publications 1914-1962 Explore Multiple Containers
    Author Readings 1931-1937 Explore Multiple Containers
    Walt Whitman Exhibit 1926 Explore Multiple Containers
    Business Correspondence 1919-1962 Explore Multiple Containers
    Business Records 1913-1958 Explore Multiple Containers
    Miscellaneous 1912-1962 Explore Multiple Containers

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